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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Luter often come over to the Shearl's house?
(a) To drive Albert to work.
(b) To play with David.
(c) For dinner.
(d) To fix things around the apartment.

2. What is Genya's mood when the family reunites in New York?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Overjoyed.
(c) Angry.
(d) Nervous.

3. In Book I, what does Albert send David out in the freezing rain to get?
(a) A newspaper.
(b) Bread.
(c) Milk.
(d) Cigarettes.

4. What year is it when the book begins?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1855.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1930.

5. What new thing for David is included in dinner when Luter first comes to visit?
(a) Pork.
(b) Dinner rolls.
(c) Conversation.
(d) Table manners.

6. What does David discover Genya liked to do as a girl?
(a) Read.
(b) Sing.
(c) Write.
(d) Ride horses.

7. Where does David put the calendar pages he tears from the calendar every day?
(a) In the fireplace.
(b) In the garbage.
(c) Under his bed.
(d) In a shoe box.

8. How does Albert treat Nathan when he came to dinner?
(a) He is very kind.
(b) He is welcoming.
(c) He insults Nathan openly.
(d) He barely acknowledges Nathan.

9. In Book I, why is Albert fired from his job?
(a) He was caught drinking on the job.
(b) He missed too many days of work.
(c) He threatened his coworkers.
(d) He made too many errors in his work.

10. What does David ask Genya about after seeing a funeral procession?
(a) Her parents.
(b) Religion.
(c) Angels.
(d) Death.

11. What is the coming of age celebration for Jewish boys?
(a) Bar Mitzvah.
(b) Cheder.
(c) Passover.
(d) Chumitz.

12. How many floors are in the flat that David and his family first live in?
(a) Nine.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Six.

13. What language do Genya and Bertha talk in that David cannot understand?
(a) Spanish.
(b) German.
(c) Polish.
(d) Yiddish.

14. How old is David when the book begins?
(a) A toddler.
(b) A school-aged boy.
(c) A teenager.
(d) A young man.

15. What does Rabbi Yidel teach David?
(a) Music.
(b) Hebrew.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) English.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to David's mother, who is brighter than the brightest day?

2. When Genya was young, who did she have an affair with?

3. Who used coal to cleanse Isaiah's mouth?

4. What faith is the Schearl family?

5. Who dominates the dinner conversation when Nathan comes to dinner?

(see the answer keys)

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